Planting the Seeds of Love: A Novella got a brand new review and we’re so thrilled with what she said:
“I read this novella in one sitting. The characters are engaging, and I like the story line and the choices the heroine had to gravel with the see what was in front of her all the time.” ~ M.A. Lanouette
Torn between two men, Sally must follow her heart and decide if love will lead her to the city or the countryside.
Twenty-Two year old Sally Rayton returns to the family farm she deserted four years ago to bury her grandfather. Her plan: to settle her grandfather’s estate and return to her life in the city with her boyfriend, Trevor Mattson.
Her childhood friend, Jack Smith, has other ideas.
Jack convinces Sally to transform the farm into a brewery and fulfill her grandfather’s dream while keeping the Rayton Farm in the family. Sally works side-by-side with Jack while Trevor is hundreds of miles away in the city. The more time she spends with Jack, the stronger her feelings are for him.
When Trevor shows up to propose to Sally right before Christmas and finds her in Jack’s embrace, she must make the biggest choice of her life: true love.
She peeked her head around the elm tree and her mouth dropped open. Jack Smith. Gone was the rail-thin boy she knew all her life. He sure looked good, she thought. Strong muscular arms peeked out from his blue t-shirt and rock-solid thighs flexed through his khaki shorts as he closed the distance between them. His brown curly hair damp with sweat clung to his forehead and the nape of his neck, his green eyes twinkled with that same mischievous look he always had and his lips were full. Kiss him. Wait what? I can’t kiss Jack. He’s my best friend. He hugged her and flung her into the air. Sally laughed in his strong arms.
“What are you doing here, Jack?” She was breathless and excited at the same time. She hadn’t laughed since she got the telephone call Grandpa had died. She wrapped her arms around his tan neck and really looked at him.
“When did you get back?” He asked. Jack set her down. He frowned. “I was sorry to hear about your grandpa. He was a good man.” He took a half a step back.
That sobered her up fast. She nodded as tears clouded her vision. She wiped them away with an angry swipe. “Yesterday afternoon,” was all she managed before the grief and guilt gripped her like a tidal wave. She started to shake and without asking, Jack pulled her into his embrace.
“Shhh, it’s okay Sally.” He held her tight. “We both know how much you loved him.”
She beheld him, blurry-eyed.
“I wasn’t here, though. I should’ve been, Jack.” She bit her lip to quell the shaking.
“It’s not your fault, Sally. I told him a thousand times not to go chasing after the coyotes. But you know your grandpa; he’s more stubborn than you.”
She smiled and dried her eyes.
“There’s that Rayton smile I know and love.” Jack winked.
She pushed playfully against his chest. Wow, solid muscle. When did he get so strong and muscular?
If you’re looking for a beach read to read this summer, you’ll love Planting the Seeds of Love: A Novella. It’s a 24,000 romantic short story that’s available for FREE on Kindle Unlimited.
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